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Man caught on video vandalizing Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower

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NEW YORK — Surveillance video released Tuesday of the vandal who defaced the massive Black Lives Matter mural in front of Manhattan’s Trump Tower shows he dumped an entire can of red paint before fleeing. Police are asking the public’s help identifying the culprit and tracking him down. The man, wearing a black baseball hat with white lettering, sunglasses and a surgical mask, approached the mural on Fifth Avenue near West 57th Street in Midtown about 12:15 p.m. Monday, pulled an open can of red paint from a paper bag and emptied the can onto the “V” in LIVES, the video shows. He emptied the can’…

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Placido Domingo insists ‘I have never abused anyone’

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Famed Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo, accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct, denied the allegations Thursday in an interview in which he talked about getting over coronavirus.

"I've changed. I am no longer afraid. When I found out I had COVID, I promised myself that if I made it out alive I would fight to clear my name," he said in an interview with the Italian newspaper Repubblica.

"I never abused anyone, I'll repeat that as long as I live," he said.

Domingo, 79, had said in March he had been hospitalized for coronavirus in Acapulco, Mexico.

"It was a miracle to find my voice again... Two or three months ago I wasn't sure I would be able to sing again," he said.

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LeBron James brushes off Trump blast: ‘We could care less’

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James hit back at Donald Trump on Wednesday after the US President branded NBA stars who kneel during the national anthem "disgraceful."

The two-time Olympic gold medalist and four-time NBA Most Valuable Player rebuked Trump's comments in the aftermath of a 105-86 loss to Oklahoma City in the Orlando bubble as the league restarts following a four-month COVID-19 shutdown.

James smiled when asked about Trump's comments that he did more for the black community than any president except maybe Abraham Lincoln, who freed slaves in the 19th Century.

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Facebook, Twitter take aim at Trump ‘misinformation’

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Facebook and Twitter took aim at US President Donald Trump and his campaign Wednesday over a video post in which he contended that children are "almost immune" to the coronavirus, a claim they said amounted to "misinformation."

In an extraordinary move, Facebook removed the clip from the president's account -- the first time it has taken down one of his posts for violating its content rules.

The video -- an excerpt from a Fox News interview -- "includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinformation," a Facebook spokesperson told AFP.

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